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Tyrod Taylor 'premier player in the league'

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson said Virginia Tech quarterback Tyrod Taylor has shown significant improvement over the past two years, and that he's the best player in the ACC right now.

"He's without a doubt right now from what I've seen the premier player in the league by a mile," Johnson said on Wednesday's ACC teleconference. "He keeps so many plays alive and he can beat you so many different ways. Not only is he throwing the ball so much better, but he can kill you running the ball and keeping things alive. We haven't been able to tackle him in the two years I've been here. I'm not sure we could get him down if we had him in a phone booth."

That's why Georgia Tech's best defense is probably to control the clock and keep him off the field. It worked last year.